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WA nurses planning statewide strike after wage negotiations with government break down

WA nurses are planning a state-wide strike on Friday after rejecting the government’s latest pay and conditions offer, and are now demanding a five per cent pay rise.  Key points: ANF members emphatically rejected the government’s pay offer A statewide strike is planned for Friday Nurses want Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson to speak to them That […]

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NT Health staff have revealed to a coronial inquest why Kumanjayi Walker was left without their assistance on the night he died

As veteran nurse Lorraine Walcott sped 70 kilometres down a dark dirt road from one remote desert community to another on November 9, 2019, she had no idea the patient she was rushing to reach had already passed away. Key points: NT Health Department managers have conceded there was a communication breakdown between staff in […]

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Review of West Australian hospital staffing levels presents scathing findings of ‘cumbersome’ nurse rostering system

An independent review of the staffing levels of nurses in West Australian hospitals has made scathing findings about the current system. Key points: The present system of nurse rostering in the state’s hospitals has been in place since 2002 A review into it found it to be “clunky” and “cumbersome” The state’s Health Minister says more research is […]

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WA’s labour market in dire straits ahead of national Jobs and Skills Summit

Australia has the second worst labour shortage in the world behind Canada, according to June OECD figures, and it’s arguably the hardest to find workers in Western Australia. Retail workers, general admin clerks, and nurses are the most advertised positions across the country. It’s the same in WA, but things look a little different beyond […]

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